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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    • Replies: 35
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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 24,811
    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Living with extreme fatigue

    Started by stillstANNding, 08-18-2016 05:33 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,773
    08-21-2016, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  2. Neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks died

    Started by agate, 08-30-2015 08:08 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,820
    08-19-2016, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  3. Way o.t.

    Started by Howie, 08-17-2016 04:26 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,770
    08-19-2016, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Plant-based, low fat diet improves MS fatigue

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-16-2016 10:39 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,555
    08-18-2016, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  5. Things I have learned ...sometimes too late..

    Started by Catdancer, 08-12-2016 01:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,463
    08-13-2016, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Botox, again.

    Started by Catdancer, 08-12-2016 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,191
    08-12-2016, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  7. (OT) Fishy, fishy, fishy fish!

    Started by agate, 08-11-2016 10:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 905
    08-12-2016, 06:45 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,815
    08-11-2016, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  8. Belated Happy Birthday, nuthatch (Joan)--August 9!

    Started by agate, 08-10-2016 11:17 AM
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,761
    08-11-2016, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  9. New member, MS 20+ years

    Started by epicenegreen, 08-06-2016 09:33 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,357
    08-11-2016, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Starting Tecfidera

    Started by Cat Dancer, 07-05-2013 11:51 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 16,329
    08-10-2016, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Aubagio

    Started by SalpalSally, 07-12-2016 11:14 AM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,641
    08-09-2016, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  12. Thumbs up My Doctor Surprised Me With A New Fatigue Drug!

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 08-06-2016 07:15 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,871
    08-07-2016, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  13. Exercise pedaler update

    Started by agate, 08-05-2016 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,359
    08-06-2016, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  14. Sun allergy or heat rash, anyone?

    Started by agate, 08-04-2016 08:32 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,791
    08-06-2016, 05:12 AM Go to last post
  15. MSer's not boozers or smokers

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-21-2015 02:46 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 5,556
    08-04-2016, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  16. Uppitycats?

    Started by Sunshine, 07-03-2016 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,373
    08-02-2016, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  17. OT: how safe is your microwave?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 07-02-2016 06:36 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 5,633
    08-01-2016, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  18. OT July Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 06-30-2016 10:38 PM
    46 Pages
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    • Replies: 452
    • Views: 30,205
    08-01-2016, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  19. 29 things only someone with MS would understand

    Started by agate, 07-30-2016 11:04 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,903
    08-01-2016, 06:50 AM Go to last post

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